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Call for papers FUTURI 8: “The Frontiers of Science”

Call for papers FUTURI 8: “The Frontiers of Science” 1024 448 IIF

The Italian Institute for the Future invites researchers and experts to submit to the editorial board of the journal FUTURI research papers to be published on the 8th issue of the journal, due in December 2016. The cover story will be focused on “the frontiers of science“. The tumultuous evolution of scientific and technological progress in…

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3-D printing

3-D Printing: a forefront technology for Space

3-D Printing: a forefront technology for Space 640 353 Center for Near Space

  designnews.com Additive manufacturing technology, also called additive layer manufacturing or 3-D Printing, is a forefront technology enabling manufacturing of tools as well minor items on Earth by adding material layer after layer, giving the desired shape to fulfill the intended scope. Applications of 3-D printing technology  is also beneficial to producing, assembling and aggregating…

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Origins and aims of the Center for Near Space

Origins and aims of the Center for Near Space 782 441 Gennaro Russo

Presentation held at the opening event of the Center for Near Space – Reggia di Caserta, July 14, 2015. Download

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CNS: Organization and Strategic Lines

CNS: Organization and Strategic Lines 776 457 Vincenzo Torre

Presentation held at the opening event of the Center for Near Space – Reggia di Caserta, July 14, 2015. Scarica la presentazione English version

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Hyplane: Challenges for Space Tourism and Business Transportation

Hyplane: Challenges for Space Tourism and Business Transportation 713 288 Center for Near Space

A preliminary study on a small hypersonic airplane for a long duration space tourism mission is presented: Hyplane. It is also consistent with a point-to-point medium range (6000 km) hypersonic trip, in the frame of the “urgent business travel” market segment. Main idea is to transfer technological solutions developed for aeronautical and space atmospheric re-entry systems to the…

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Status and Perspectives of Hypersonic Systems and Technologies with Emphasis on the Role of Sub-Orbital Flight

Status and Perspectives of Hypersonic Systems and Technologies with Emphasis on the Role of Sub-Orbital Flight 931 463 Center for Near Space

The relevance and the main features of Hypersonic Flight are shortly presented and discussed. A synthetic overview of the few realizations and of many studies, projects and technological demonstrators offers opportunity of point out many interesting aspects. Then the more actual realizations and studies are considered, with particular attention to the new sector of small…

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About Us

Founded in 2013, the Italian Institute for the Future (IIF) is a non-profit organization for research, training, consulting and dissemination in futures studies, with the aim of spreading a culture of anticipation, social forecasting and the study of megatrends in Italy. Since 2018 it is an institutional member of the World Futures Studies Federation.

The Center for Near Space (CNS) is the competence center of the Italian Institute for the Future for human future scenarions in space. It aims to contribute to a growing diffusion of space culture among the new generations and the general public, encouraging a positive orientation of society towards the development of Civil Astronautics.

The Center for Europan Futures (CFE) is the competence center of the Italian Institute for the Future focused on the study and analysis of European societies ­– both within and outside the European Union – and their possible and preferrable futures. It promotes a a socially-inclusive vision of Europe based on sustainable development.

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